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Gregory Fulham has helped Hyde Parkers enjoy wine for decades, working as a wine consultant at Binny’s off and on since 1981. He’s been in the neighborhood even longer, having come here to write a dissertation on modern Irish history in 1977, then worked for more than a decade at Powell’s bo…

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After hundreds of millions of dollars of investment from the federal and state governments, the Chicago Quantum Exchange has launched a quantum startup accelerator at the Polsky Center, Duality, with hopes of bridging research at the University of Chicago’s highly specialized engineering sch…

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After breakfast at Valois Restaurant, 1518 E. 53rd St., Rev. Jesse Jackson expressed his view that — with the video of George Floyd's killing and the expert testimony suggesting pressure applied to his neck was the principal cause of Floyd's death — the jury would be able to convict police o…

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is now a training site for trauma and critical care training site for U.S. Army physicians, nurses and medics, with hospital and military officials signing the agreement at an April 15 ceremony.

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SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would implement an elected Chicago school board passed the Illinois House Thursday, while opponents of the legislation continued to push for compromise amendments.

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Construction on a new mixed-use facility along 61st Street will begin this summer, as representatives from the University of Chicago unveiled slight changes to the building’s design at a community meeting last week. 

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As economic uncertainty continues to linger one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, housing advocates across the state are planning next steps to protect tenants and landlords and create additional affordable housing opportunities.

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On the face of it, a shared house of 20 people with common areas and meals taken together sounds like a disaster waiting to happen during a pandemic, but residents of Bowers House Co-op in Hyde Park have managed to avoid a single infection by way of stringent, mutual responsibility and some …

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More than 50 students at the University of Chicago have tested positive for COVID-19, in what is the largest cluster of coronavirus cases at the school since undergraduates returned to housing last fall. 

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Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd), whose ward runs from South Loop to Bronzeville and who has served in City Council since 2007, is running for Illinois Secretary of State, promising greater customer service, increased efficiency and "innovating cutting-edge technology."

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The University of Chicago Service League is looking to hear about milkweed in Hyde Park, with the goal of tracking, protecting and growing the population of the plant, a necessary component of the endangered monarch butterfly's life-cycle. 

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The cherry trees planted in Jackson Park are blooming. Located around the Museum of Science and Industry lagoon, they were planted in 2013 by the Chicago Park District in cooperation with Project 120 and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

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According to members of the Experimental Station Union, which announced its formation on March 22, the board of directors at Experimental Station has not recognized their union.

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Like most 20-year-old college students, Khavon Thomas spends his time trying to balance school and life. Except in his case, “life” includes a budding career as a working photographer, in which he’s already had the chance to shoot the likes of Chance the Rapper and Juice Wrld, as well as wor…

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Around $20 million collected through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is available for local investment, and Hyde Park's aldermen, Sophia King (4th) and Leslie Hairston (5th), are keen to use it to shore up 53rd Street through infrastructure investments.

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City Council passed $300,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money last month for a renovated playground and other improvements at 53rd Street and King Drive in Washington Park.

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A mural, painted in purple, green, and orange, depicting five drum players, a trombone player, a dove, galaxies, the African continent, and the names of Yoruba gods, appears on the side of a brick three-flat near 54th and Drexel. Chiquita Mahon and her husband Babalawo Afonja own the home an…

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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin an assessment of the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) on April 12, and is asking for public comment as part of the reaccreditation process. 

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For many, TikTok is where they watch videos to learn life hacks or figure out their next Amazon purchase. For Isabelle, the social media platform is where she decided to learn how to skateboard. The 13-year-old found her new hobby in November, inspired by watching TikTok videos and listening…

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County Commissioner Bill Lowry (D-3rd) received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Provident Hospital on Tuesday morning, encouraging residents of his district to follow his lead and schedule a shot when they become eligible. 

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The Department of Streets and Sanitation will begin street-sweeping to remove debris and litter on the designated weekdays below, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In order to avoid a fine and tow, remember to move your vehicle when the orange signs go up.

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A motorist struck a parked car and flipped his vehicle while driving westbound on 47th St. Saturday afternoon. Though he asked for anonymity, he said another motorist performing a U-turn had hit him first, knocking him out of control and causing him to hit the other vehicle. "This was my mom…